During hectic days, there’s probably nothing better than a peppermint aromatherapy massage. This sweet-scented essential oil may smell like candy canes, but you'll be refreshed to know that it has many fantastic health benefits.
Here are some of the great things peppermint oil can do for you:
- It Relieves Headaches
Peppermint can help relieve tension headaches and migraines, too. How? Its menthol content increases blood flow to the skin and muscles, which can help reduce pain and discomfort. You can use peppermint oil as a topical treatment by massaging it directly on the skin over your forehead and temples.
You can also massage peppermint oil into your temples and forehead to relieve headaches. Another option: Drip one to two drops of peppermint oil into your aromatherapy diffuser for a quick, easy, and relaxing experience.
- It Alleviates Joint and Muscle Pain
Peppermint essential oil has a mild cooling sensation that can help ease inflammation associated with aching joints and muscles. As a bonus, peppermint has a fabulous aroma that can brighten your mood, which can help you forget about your pain and feel more relaxed.
- It Promotes a Healthy Digestive System
Peppermint oil can provide soothing relief for upset stomachs and indigestion. How? It can help speed up the saliva production in your mouth and neutralize stomach acids, which can help reduce nausea and ease indigestion. You can also massage peppermint oil over your stomach to help ease digestive issues.
- It Eases Nausea
If you have a queasy tummy, try adding a drop or two of peppermint oil to your diffuser or a hot compress made with the essential oil. Peppermint may temporarily relieve symptoms like nausea, vomiting, gas, and chronic diarrhea due to its effect on the digestive system. It has a cooling, menthol effect on the skin, and its refreshing scent can decrease discomfort and alleviate nausea.
- It Combats Congestion
Peppermint oil is effective in reducing nasal and sinus congestion. You can enjoy a peppermint aromatherapy massage, mix a few drops of peppermint oil with a carrier oil and use a nasal inhaler to help clear your nasal passages.
- It Improves Immunity
Peppermint oil is a good source of the antioxidant beta-caryophyllene, which can improve the body's ability to fight off germs and microbes. So, if you're feeling a little under the weather during the holidays, dip your feet in a bucket of hot water and add a few drops of peppermint oil to combat infection symptoms.
- It Helps in Coping with Anxiety and Depression
Peppermint oil has a pleasant aroma that can uplift your mood and help you relax. If you feel a little blue, add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to your diffuser or grab a hot compress to help soothe your mind and ease your mood. Peppermint oil has been known to help treat depression as well.
Peppermint aromatherapy massage is a delicious holiday gift for your mind and body. It can help you unwind from the holiday hustle and bustle and can benefit your digestion, mental health, and immunity. Consider adding this gift to your holiday plans; you'll love the benefits!
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